Viking 30 Ben Lexcen yacht. Well maintained and re-equipped

AU $32,000 Now reduced Finance
30' 6" - 9.30m
Family, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Perth Insurance
Hull Material
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Spacious Ben Lexcen cruising/racing yacht in top condition. Marine and Rigging Surveys available. Full instrumentation, chart plotter, tiller pilot, re-powered, re-wired owned and maintained by maintenance engineer/owner for the past 17 years. Now sadly need to part with sailing for health reasons. The yacht has been penned at South of Perth Yacht Club for the past 17 years, where I have been a member for over 20 years. Fully maintained and antifouled every season. There is no sign of any osmosis. Equipped for long Rottnest Island breaks and further afield if you are so inclined.
This yacht would suit someone who does not want to take on a refurbishment project. It has all been done. We bought this yacht originally because it had been designed by the famous yacht designer Ben Lexcen and because it combined all the features of a great keel boat for racing as well as for cruising. It handles well in all conditions encountered off the Perth coast and the auto tiller pilot is a great helmsman when required.
A comparison of all yachts advertised at the time of writing of similar age and between 29ft and 31ft shows that the 20% of yachts are advertised above $40,000 and 38% above $35,000. However you can buy this yacht for a lot less. Engine, windlass, winches, fridge, tiller pilot and plotter, tender with motor, bimini and covers alone come to well over $26,000.
Considering the few hours on the engine, the equipment standard and quality of fittings and furnishings, our indicative price is very reasonable. It is a yacht equipped to be enjoyed by the whole family.
The self-furling head sail allows you to change from the equivalent of a number 1 head sail to a number 3 headsail by furling. There is a spare forestay, should you prefer to set individual sails. The main sail can be sheeted from either port or starboard positions. The main sail traveller is located on top of the coach house out of the way from the cockpit and the companionway.
We keep the boat on the Swan river, so going under the bridges is achieved easily with the mast lowering gear, which is powered through the electric anchor winch capstan, so raising and lowering of the mast is achievable by a crew of two only.
The Delta anchor has 20m of 9mm chain, more than adequate for safe anchoring in 30 knot wind in suitable sea bed conditions. The anchor has deck push button controls as well as cockpit remote control.
The yacht powers nicely through wind gusts with no tendency to windward uncontrollable course change. The boat is nicely balanced.
The engine is a Nanni diesel which is sufficient to push the boat along at around 6 knots comfortably.
Accommodation forehead for two in comfort, for another two by converting dining table and for one more on a side single bed. There are plenty of lockers for tools, equipment, swimming gear, clothes, crockery, plates and glasses.
Pressurised water is provided from a 220 litre tank to the sink in the heads and the galley as well as to a shower in the cockpit.
The eutectic fridge operates on 12V or 240V when available and keeping fresh food and drinks cold. Eutectic systems use battery power when available in abundance such as when motoring and uses less when the battery is low. The system stores the enrgy for when it is needed. When at anchor the solar panels plus running the engine for half an hour a day provides all the energy the fridge requires.
There is a two burner methylated spirit stove with a grill and the boat comes with a stainless steel BBQ that mounts on the pushpit rail. Metho stoves are very safe and no risk of gas leaks which can have devastating consequences.
There is a long and extended swimming ladder for ease of getting in and out of the water. The yacht has a bimini which provides shade from the sun. In addition, a full set of cockpit canvas shade covers zipps into place to provide all day shade if so desired.
Engine fully serviced in October 2017. Fuel tank emptied and cleaned. Antifouling applied October 2017. Out of water survey completed October 2017. Professional rigging survey completed February 2018.

AU $32,000 Now reduced    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
30' 6" - 9.30m
Weight 3,700 kg
Keel / Ballast
Sealed lead ballast keel
Vessel Location
Western Australia
Rego Expiry
Ben Lexcen
Lars Erikson
Hull Material
Decks Material
Nanni Marine Diesel N3.21,4 stroke, 3 in line. (Kubota as base) Closed cooling system, 70A alternator. Starting panel with warning lights, warning signal and engine hour meter. Marine transmission gearbox by Technodrive TMC 40P. Forward, reverse and neutral control lever. Fuel lines in copper tube with return line to tank. Primary fuel filter added with manual priming pump (only required after filter change)
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
Max 4.6 l/hr
Max Speed
7 knots
Cruise Speed
5-6 knots
Shaft drive. New prop
75 litres
220 litres which is sufficient for a week including taking a few showers during the day.
3.3 Hp Outboard
Full canvas covers for cockpit, zipped rear and sides sections
Forward hatch reasonably new
Fully equipped with well designed layout, comfortable dining seating for four, bar with backlit illumination, cabin lights throughout are new LED, cupboards aplenty for glasses, crockery, utensils, clothing, tools, sailing gear etc. Yacht floor replaced 2016 with marine vinyl teak laminate imported from the US. Attractive natural wood panelling including fully insulated ceiling. All seating re-upholstered. Waterproof cockpit full length removable foam filled bench seats and cushions.
Forward cabin with double bed, main cabin full standing height over six feet, with dining table, upholstered seating throughout. Aft quarter single bed used mainly for storage. Wardrobe for hanging clothes on coat hangers, cupboards for towels, bed linen, hats, wet weather gear, hoses, swimming gear etc.
Two doubles plus two singles
Cockpit shower
Manual marine toilet with hand basin and automatic water
Television set, TV aerial and amplifier. Radio, CD player
Fremantle doctor
Well laid out galley, with sink, draining board and pressurised water. Under sink storage for all cleaning and dish washing items, alu foil and glad wrap storage. Ample storage for cups, plates, glasses and cooking utensils. Dry pantry storage. Attractively designed drawers for eating and cooking utensils are provided. All cupboards and drawers stay closed, when closed.
OzeFridge Eutectic fridge ER480/ T53-35 L/Sc with remote control. This runs on 12V when at sea and on 240V when shore power is available. Very spacious with room for that cold beer and wine as well as plenty of food.
Two burner methylated spirit stove with grill for that bacon or toast. Stainless rail-mounted BBQ comes with this boat (kept in a locker)
Ground Tackle
Delta 16 kg on bow roller, 25m of heavy duty chain 3/8". Second anchor Danforth.
Bilge Pumps
One manual, one electric automatic with float switch. One emergency electric.
Life Raft
Life buoy
Life Jackets
Two PFD's plus two child life jackets.
Fire Protection
Three fire extinguishers
Completely rewired with new Blue Sea Systems DC Power Distribution Panel for 13 positions, switchboard, circuit breakers, LED lights, navigation lights
Circuit breakers, switches, metering of Volts and Amps for two batteries and conditioning monitoring
One deep cycle house battery, one engine battery and new master switch.
Interior lighting in abundance
Powerhouse DC-AC 430 Watt inverter (surge power to 1200 W) so that you can run small appliances such as TV up to 430W,
Solar panels 2 x 20W complete with Arrid Regulator
Electronics / Navigation
27 MHz marine radio with antenna
Uniden VHF Marine Radio with mast head antenna

Two Nexus/Garmin Seadata multifunction instruments for display of True and Apparent Wind direction and speed, Velocity Made Good, Tactical Function, Depth, Boat speed over water etc., water temperature.

Two Silva 102 BH Compasses allowing for 45 degrees heeling, illuminated

New mast head wind transducer 2016

Retractable through hull Airmar Triducer Multisensor, boat speed, depth and water temperature

SEIWA SW701e Chart Plotter with GPS

Raymarine Tiller Pilot: ST1000+
Main features: o 6 button digital keypad
o Backlit LCD display of heading, locked course
and navigational information
o User calibration for optimum performance
o WindTrim control in WindTrim mode
o SeaTalk compatible
o Automatic compass deviation correction
o Northerly/Southerly heading compensation
o Automatic heading deadband - seastate control
o Automatic tack
o Built-in navigator interface (NMEA and SeaTalk)
o Waypoint advance feature

Masthead Navigation and Steaming lights, Foredeck light, pushpit navigation lights, pullpit navigation lights.
Sail Inventory
Pro Furl Self furling headsail
Mainsail, reefable
2 off Spinnakers
Mast / Rigging
Mast completely stripped and re painted. All standing rigging replaced
New Selde'n boom
Deck Gear
Two Hutton #35ST self tailing winches 2 speed 35:1
Muir VRC 850 Windlass: New in 2013, with reversing solenoid, two deck switches and a remote cockpit hand held control. Heavy duty wiring to solenoid and separate circuit breaker. Equipped with capstan for power assisted mast lowering and raising.
4 winches for halyards, outhaul, topping lift, downhaul, vang, cunningham
10 clutches
Refer detailed equipment links under PDF Attachment.
Sailing lessons provided if required.

Sten Soderstrom
City / Suburb

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